WORSHIPFUL MASTER’S MESSAGE
A Message from the Master
We are about to begin a new masonic year and I would like to personally invite you to both our installation on January 3rd, 2018 and the Gulf Stream Centennial Celebration on January 17th, 2018. I hope that these events will be the first of many, and that they will be a part of a new beginning for Gulf Stream Lodge; a beginning that focuses on fellowship and family, and encourages each of us to appreciate the bonds we have with one another. In this spirit, I encourage you to invite your families to both the installation and centennial celebration, as these are open events that allow for non-mason participation. May we begin 2018 by celebrating together!
In addition, it is my hope that in the upcoming year, we return to the founding principles of masonry by looking inward and by focusing on fellowship, in an effort to improve each brother’s masonic experience and to make our lodge a meaningful place to be. Through new programming as well as outside activities, I hope to make the masonry an inclusive experience that encourages its brothers to fellowship beyond the walls of the lodge, for it is these external bonds with one another that keep us united. However, the lodge is more than meetings and events. Therefore, in the coming weeks and months, please make a point of reaching out to another brother and including him in your life, whether it be inviting him to dinner, to an activity you enjoy, or simply picking up the phone to say hello. The act of connecting with one another on a personal level cannot be overlooked, as these are the connections that form the basis of a brotherhood.
Finally, while our lodge is strong, as evidenced by our 100 year history, it is important that we continue to grow, building upon our past success, and forging new traditions that will encourage our current members to remain and new members to join. Remember that there are masons all around you, people who are curious about what we do and who we are, people who exude the qualities that we look for in someone we call “brother.” Include these people in your lives, answer their questions while remembering your obligation, and encourage them to grow with us. Those who share our values will gravitate towards us, but we must ever be mindful to keep that door open and not blind ourselves to those undiscovered masons who may be living and working beside us all along. I thank you for your support and wish each of you the best in this upcoming masonic year.